Date of Stay: June, 2013
We spent two nights in site 53, a level large site backed by woods. Overall this park is green, shady, and clean. Nice little lake/beach area with a lifeguard. Staff are friendly, nights are quiet, and the rangers do rounds regularly. Unfortunately we won't be back because unlike 85% of US State Parks and 100% of US National Parks, CT state parks are NOT pet friendly, and we are unable to leave our dog home alone. Otherwise we'd be here for multiple stays. The rate is a state-resident rate.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We stayed in an ADA site which had electric.(U17) Our section was beautifully shaded, immaculately groomed, and large. The beach is within walking distance, and there is a small playground. On Saturday night, 2 children's movies were shown at the amphitheater. The rangers cruise the campground regularly and quiet hours were...quiet. The beach is gorgeous. This was our first time here and we plan to return. I didn't give a "10" because of the "no pets" policy. They should have some pet loops, as in other state park campgrounds.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
This is the place for you if you want to enjoy a peaceful campsite with good fishing nearby. Our site, #9, was right on the lake. Sites are well spaced and private with plenty of foliage in between. The location feels isolated, but close by are many restaurants and shops. We attended a couple of flea markets the weekend we were there. If you have children, there's not much for them to do (as in the "resort" type campgrounds). We have reserved a weekend in September and look forward to returning here.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
Rate reflects discount for a handicap site. This is a beautiful park, our site was enormous (C40), TV reception was excellent, and it was peaceful and quiet, even on a holiday weekend. The reason for the score of 9 is their dog policy. I feel the entire loop should allow dogs, rather than just a few sites. We were 5 feet from a dog site, but ours wasn't, so we had to leave the dog at home. Would definitely camp here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
This campground is off Rt. 66, and there are signs on the highway and off to direct you. We've stayed here twice for a night. It is basically a large grassy area with a line of sites on the Shenandoah River and treed. There is a boat ramp and fishing in the river. Very peaceful and clean. Picnic tables and fire rings. You pick your spot and the owner comes around in the AM for payment. Seem to be some seasonals, but lots of sites available.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
All the sites seemed to have a lot of privacy with lots of trees and greenery. The lake is beautiful with a nice swim area. Very peaceful, quiet at night, and overall attractive and well kept. Ranger programs for kids and adults are available. Pleasant staff. We will be back.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
We loved this campground! Owners are very friendly, everything is immaculate, W-iFi worked well, has a well stocked store, and the rules are enforced. Eveyone we met seemed happy to be here, and was friendly. Our site was both sunny and shady. Sites can be a little tight if you have a big rig. We enjoyed the food at "Uncle Pauly's" restaurant. My only issue was getting to the beach: the dune is high, and it can be difficult climbing in the sand if you have mobility problems (I do). We would definitely come here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
This was our first trip here, the rate was a special for April. Pros: Lots of activities for kids and adults, either free or reasonably priced. Well staffed. Well kept grounds. Nice snack bar. Cons: Mostly seasonals, who have the nice wooded and waterfront sites. Our site (#267) was in a line of sites situated on a continuous bed of gravel, no trees, no shrubs, weedy, and there was a dangerous (to small children) drop off directly behind these sites. The sewer hook up was towards the front of the site, so we had to purchase an extra 10' hose. Fire ring was practically located in the road. Playground equipment nearby was rickety.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
We loved this park. It is surrounded by a beautiful, maritime forest and all the sites are shady. Store is well supplied; and the fishing pier gift shop has a nice selection of gift items. Beach is clean and beautiful. We were impressed by how quiet it was: considering the size of the campground and the number of people there. Convenient to all attractions. Our site #3, was set back with no privacy, hence the 9 rating. This is the place for you if you prefer a woodsy "real" campground feeling rather than a rowdy resort atmosphere.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
This is our second time staying here. We were in site 56, which was spacious and well shaded. Family pitched a tent, plenty of room. We felt our site was attractive, grass cut, shrubs trimmed. Quiet hours are observed, people are friendly. Close to restaurants, we visited Newport and Wickford, and antique shops are nearby.State beach fees are pricey, but the beaches are beautiful and have nice amenities.Granddaughter and friend loved it.We will be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
We camped in site 137A, which had a beautiful lake view, but roads on 3 sides, and a rental cabin on the fourth, so no privacy. There were noisy, roaming groups of teenagers out until 12:30 AM. People walked in the middle of the road making driving difficult. The kids we brought (2-13 year olds and 1-3 year old) loved the lake and 3 pools, which were immaculate and attractive. Store was well stocked and prices were reasonable. We visited the Morgan Horse Farm which was very enjoyable. Crowded and not my favorite type of place, but fun for kids.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
We loved it here and would consider seasonal if we lived in the area. Big, shady sites and beautifully maintained. Very pleasant staff. If you have a boat, this is the place to be. Canals lead out to Chocowinity Bay, and the water and boats give the campground a nice ambience. Great walking paths, lakes, fishing,kid's activities, pools.Although large, did not feel crowded or hectic. I hated to leave. My one complaint is no cable or free wifi--a campground this size should be able to provide these.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
This campground is immaculate and landscaped beautifully. It's close to Asheville and Chimney Rock. The staff were pleasant and helpful. What did not appeal to me was the closeness of the sites--we didn't feel like hanging outside, you could hear conversations in your camper, and I had to keep the blinds closed for privacy--people were too close. As a sightseeing base,great, but to relax at the campsite, didn't work for us.Site #13.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
This is our third time here--peaceful,views to die for, immaculate,staff are friendly and helpful. Not much for children to do,just a small pool and playground, but a great base for sightseeing or just kicking back. Sites are spacious,wifi is free. Mountain views on two sides, and farm views make this one of our favorite places.All the sites appear to be good ones.
Date of Stay: September, 2005
We only stayed here one night on our way to WDW, but wished we could've stayed longer. Our site was shaded and across the road from a lake. The campground was attractive and we saw an area where boats were being launched. Easy to get to, looked like a nice place for an extended stay.